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6/25/2020 - Lupinacci, Smyth Unveil Adopt-a-Corner Beautification Installations at Heckscher Park

Huntington – Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci and Councilman Ed Smyth were joined by Andrew Steinmueller, President of ARS Landscape & Design, the first business to “adopt” and beautify two pieces of public property under the Adopt-a-Corner community beautification program, for a unveiling of the installations on Wednesday, June 24 at the southwest entrance to Heckscher Park.


“Adopt-a-Corner is quality of life initiative, that offers a creative outlet for residents, business owners and organizations to display their pride in the Huntington community, while helping beautify our Town at no cost to our taxpayers,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Thank you to ARS Landscape & Design for these inaugural Adopt-a-Corner installations and for the seed packets they are giving away, first-come first-serve at the Prime Avenue and Main Street entrances to Heckscher Park.”


“I am the prime beneficiary of this Adopt-a-Corner installation because my office is located across the street,” stated Councilman Ed Smyth. “I see this beautiful corner every day. I encourage everyone to make the Town look its best by adopting a corner. The resident or business which adopts a corner may put place a small plaque with their name or dedicate the corner in honor of someone. This is a great way to beautify the Town at no cost to the taxpayers.”


“Over these past few months, we have been faced with a pandemic that forced us all inside and gave us all a feeling of uncertainty over what tomorrow may bring. Audrey Hepburn once said ‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow,’ I hope that by planting these gardens, I can spread a little joy and hope for what tomorrow may bring,” said Andrew Steinmueller, President, ARS Landscape & Design.



ARS Landscape & Design planted their first Adopt-a-Corner installation at the Prime Avenue entrance to Heckscher Park in September 2019 and added a second installation at the Main Street and Prime Avenue corner entrance to the park, maintaining both installations throughout the year. A box of complimentary wildflower seed packets has been installed by ARS Landscape & Design next to the Prime Avenue & Main Street corner entrance to Heckscher Park, from which visitors to the park can take a complimentary seed packet. A second box of seed packets will be installed next to the ARS Landscape & Design Adopt-a-Corner installation on the western Prime Avenue entrance to the park within the week.



Businesses, organizations and residents can adopt, beautify and maintain a select piece of public property approved by the Town for one year, with the option to renew for an additional year. Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci sponsored the Town Board resolution creating the Adopt-a-Corner program in October 2018 after Andre Sorrentino, the Town’s Director of General Services, approached him with the idea to involve the greater Huntington community in beautification projects across the town.


Apply to adopt a corner following the instructions at or go to the Town’s website at and look for the Adopt-a-Corner button on the homepage.



In the photo (l-r): (from the Town) Councilman Edmund J.M. Smyth; Andre Sorrentino; Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci; (from ARS Landscape & Design) Andrew Steinmuller (holding Addison Steinmueller); Bonnie Steinmueller (holding Ashton Steinmueller); Liz Steinmueller; Joseph Digicomo. Additional photos of ARS Landscape & Design Adopt-a-Corner plantings/installations and a box of seed packets installed by the Prime Avenue & Main Street corner entrance to Heckscher Park.